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Monday, December 7, 2020

NIGERIAN PRESIDENT COMMENDS ARMY FOR RESTORING LAW AND ORDER, WARNS AGAINST VIOLENT PROTESTS

 


 


The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari was on Monday in Abuja commanded Army for restoring law and order in the country during the period of large-scale criminality that ensured in the #EndSARS protests and warned against violent protests.


Mr President stated these while declaring open the Chief of Army Staff's Annual Conference 2020

 

''Despite this, I am pleased to note that the Army remained resolute in the discharge of its Constitutional roles and in keeping the wealth and welfare of our soldiers a priority."

 

''The Army’s support of Civil Authorities in the management of the COVID - 19 Pandemic is a case in point."

 

''Also, the peaceful elections conducted in Edo and Ondo States would not have been achieved without the high level of professionalism displayed by all security agencies, including the Army.''


"Human Capacity Development in Sustaining Professionalism and Responsiveness of the Nigerian Army in the Discharge of its Constitutional Roles.”

 

''I have also been briefed about the tremendous successes that have been achieved by troops during the ongoing Operation FIRE BALL in the North East."

 

''I charge you all to sustain these efforts until the full restoration of peace and security in the nation is achieved.''  

 

''As we pray for the repose of their souls, we must strengthen our collective resolve to address those issues that will make every part of our country a safe and secure place to live and carry out our normal business.'' 

 

''It is in line with this that the Army as part of its welfare initiative and in line with the Federal Government’s housing programme is undertaking the Housing Scheme for families and next of kin of troops that were killed in action in the fight against insurgency and other criminalities in the country."

 

''I believe this initiative will act as a huge morale booster to the troops on the frontlines as well as project the Army in good light.''

 

''On our part, I assure you that this administration will continue to do all within available resources to provide for your operational and welfare needs.''

 

President Buhari said he had been briefed that some of the major capabilities procured for the Army will soon be inducted into the various theatres of operations, urging personnel ‘‘to make judicious use of these capabilities, even as we await the arrival of others currently pending shipment to the country.’’

 

''By the same token, I commend the visionary leadership that has worked assiduously to emplace this vital capability that will fill an existing gap in our nation’s security and defence architecture."

 

''This and other numerous infrastructural projects that have been embarked upon in recent times by the leadership of the Army has shown good utilization of scarce national resources."

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